• FOUNDED

    11/16/1959

  • CONFERENCE

    AFC

  • DIVISION

    AFC East

  • STADIUM

    Gillette Stadium

  • STADIUM CAPACITY

    66,829

  • LOCATION

    Foxborough, MA

  • GOVERNOR

    Robert Kraft

  • PRESIDENT

    Jonathan Kraft

  • GENERAL MANAGER

    Bill Belichick

  • HEAD COACH

    Bill Belichick

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DIVISION TITLES

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CONFERENCE TITLES

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TEAM HISTORY

Billy Sullivan Jr., a Boston businessman with a strong sports promotional background, secured an American Football League franchise on November 22, 1959. In keeping with the New England heritage, the nickname "Patriots" was selected by a panel of Boston sportswriters in a contest to name the team. The Boston team was involved in two significant "firsts" in 1960. The Patriots defeated the Buffal...

Billy Sullivan Jr., a Boston businessman with a strong sports promotional background, secured an American Football League franchise on November 22, 1959. In keeping with the New England heritage, the nickname "Patriots" was selected by a panel of...

11/16/1959

Robert Kraft

13-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, 9/9/60

Phil Olsen

John Mazur

Schaefer Stadium

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